re-using 2003 member servers in server 2012 essential
Posted on 2013-12-23
I'm building a new network to replace an old SBS 2003 which I do not want to migrate for various reasons. The plan is to use MS hosted Office 365 including email in WSE2012, so no need for in-house Exchange, but I do want to reuse the 2 member servers from it (both server 2003). The old network (still online until I get the new one configured) uses 3 servers due to our main CAD application redundant license server scheme. Beside license serving, server "A" is a BDC, main print server and has a shared raid 5 storage; and, Server "B" is the terminal server where our industry specific resource books are shared to the office using remote desktop. My questions:
1. Do I first remove them as member server from sbs2003 before joining them to WSE2012?
2. Do I need new cals for the old terminal server - can I even do this & still get cals
3. Is it better to re-install the server2003 in those old servers before I join them to wse2012
Any insights would be appreciated.